Movies like Windtalkers

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Windtalkers (2002)
 6.1
 68K
Windtalkers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, rough, emotional, suspense, brutal, factual, exciting, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, war, marines, code, military life, heroes, military, mexican standoff, behind enemy lines, native americans, commando, survival, friends, society, strong violent content, gain trust, mission gone awry, friendship, war hero, courage, soldier, top secret, heroic mission, battle zone, violence ...
Time: 20th century, year 1943, year 1944, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, arizona

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Most similar movies to Windtalkers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and intense films with plots about military, soldier, war, survival, weapons, world war two and brutality mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Windtalkers: We Were Soldiers (2002), The Pacific (2010), Enemy at the Gates (2001), Fury (2014), Pearl Harbor (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: factual, serious, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, vietnam war, battles, soldier, war, military life, battlefield, heroes, u.s. army, wartime life, heroic mission, army ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 106K
The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
TV show
Story: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, battles, battlefield, soldier, navy, squad, military, marines, battle zone, peril, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, okinawa, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, heroes, nazism, friendship, assassination, nazi officer, battle zone, trap, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 460K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, military, nazi germany, battles, heroism, american soldier, ambush, tank, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.2
 324K
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, war, warship, navy, love and romance, airplane, battleship, love, fighter pilot, aerial combats, pilot ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1941, 1920s
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, japan, england, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: epic, rough, captivating, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, anti war, invasion, battles, military life, soldier, infantry, commander, jungle, squad, survival ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 483K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, tense, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, u.s. army, u.s. military, conscientious objector, american soldier, bible, physician, world war two, soldier, pacifism, religion, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: okinawa, japan, usa, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 4K
Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, sincere, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, behind enemy lines, battles, military life, military, war, heroes, soldier, losing-it hero, lone hero, death of father, school ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 1930s
Place: russia, eastern europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: captivating, realistic, epic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, army, battles, sniper, courage, heroic mission, self sacrifice, warrior, rescue, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.
Style: sincere, rough, suspenseful, epic, intense ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, partisan, military, behind enemy lines, battles, war crime, racism, interracial relations, war, village, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1984, year 1983 ...
Place: italy, europe, harlem, florence, tuscany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 52K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, uplifting ...
Plot: war, world war two, nazi, soldier, frame up, pow, army investigation, escape, court martial, racism, court, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, war, military, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, against the odds, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, commando, battles, heroes, war, military, escapades, espionage, military life, anti war, basic training, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe, canada, norway, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Saints and Soldiers (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.
Style: rough, emotional, touching, intense, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, pow, behind enemy lines, world war two, battles, allies, heroic mission, tragic hero, military, bondage, hapless soldier, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, belgium, berlin germany, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: world war two, battles, double agent, military, task force, survival, adventure, war, heroic mission, racism, against the odds, betrayal ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 70s
Place: former yugoslavia, italy, england, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 22K
The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, war, military, world war two, escape attempt, pow, massacre, swat team, against the odds, military life, human spirit, daring rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines, pearl harbor, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, touching, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, soldier, war crime, jungle, brutality, army, rescue mission, navy seal, child soldier, genocide, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, world war two, adventure, anti war, british army, war, survival, destiny, soldier, rivalry, rescue, surrender ...
Time: year 1942, 70s
Place: the philippines, england, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, survival, war, battles, military, anti war, japanese history, japanese army, chaos, selflessness, chaos and mayhem, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 2005, year 1945
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 851
Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, soldier, military life, survival, society, heroic mission, battle zone, war, daring rescue, infantrymen, rescue mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, korean war, mission, atrocity, battles, survival, archaeologist, military life, army, patriotism ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: korea, north korea, south korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 279K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: rough, captivating, tense, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, survival, terrorism, gunfight, courage, war, death, military life, navy seal, squad, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, heroes, friendship, family relations, american soldier, pow, courage, brutality, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, adventure, island, german, military, behind enemy lines, battles, allies, resistance, war, save the day, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: war, world war two, military, fame, loss of friend, battles, survival, guilt, selflessness, homecoming, propaganda, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, pacific ocean, asia, usa, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, survival, military, heroic mission, military life, battles, battle zone, anti war, siblings relations, wartime life, nazi germany, infantry ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
To End All Wars (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, harsh ...
Plot: jungle, corporal punishment, world war two, captivity, pow, soldier, military, escape, war crime, hopes, war, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: japan, scotland, asia, india, burma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Farewell to the King (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, epic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: jungle, world war two, battles, soldier, military, war, u.s. navy, adventure, survival, betrayal, vengeance, island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, borneo, indonesia, manila philippines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Longest Day (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, touching, serious, epic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, resistance, military, war, invasion, allies, nazi, german, navy, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Kokoda: 39th Battalion (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A bitter battle is fought between Australian and Japanese soldiers along the Kokoda trail in New Guinea during World War II.
Style: serious, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, world war two, survival, military, military life, leadership, war, battles, heroism, battlefield, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, australia, papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%